How Citizens United Changed Politics

For this discussion, your instructor will divide the class into groups of four to five students. Read the assigned text chapter, as well as the following articles: How Citizens United Changed Politics, in 7 Charts and Corporate Politics, Governance, and Value Before and After Citizens United. Pay particular attention to pp. 304–315 of the text.

Then address the following questions within your small group discussion workspace. Post your personal ideas first and then as a group arrive at a consolidated opinion.

  • Should the First Amendment protect corporate political expression? Why or why not?
  • If not, where should you draw the line for corporations between freedom and restrictions?
  • If you were in charge of government relations at a business, what strategies would you now employ, in light of the Citizens United decision, to advance your position?

For reference it will be great if you use the book

Steiner, J., & Steiner, G. (2012). Business, government, and society: A managerial perspective (13th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill Companies, Inc.